Thursday, November 24, 2005

Wildwinds

Wildwinds - Archive with search function that lists Roman coins by Emperor or by Sear number, Greek coins by Sears number or city and Byzantine coins by Sears number and Ruler.

I have never been a coin collector. It does not really appeal to me. Also, many of the coin collecting sites are more interested is selling coins than actually giving out details about coins. This site is decent with some details on each coin (from minimal to rather generous) as well as a picture. Coins can be an interesting way to look at history. A little caution is required though as the coins usually also served (and still do serve) a propaganda value.

From the site:

The WildWinds website has been created as a reference, attribution and valuation resource in the field of ancient numismatics. The data presented here were, for the most part, gleaned from closed online auctions, so you can see for each coin the original auction description, the auction's closing date and time, and the closing price.

Since these sources for our information vary from the very experienced dealer to the beginner selling something for the first time, there is no guarantee that any given attribution or description presented here is entirely accurate. Furthermore, the closing prices for all auctions vary greatly, so any valuation you determine here should not be taken as a definitive answer.

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